Daily Archives: February 28, 2012


This week I goofed.

Yesterday I wanted to make Chicken Portella, I have made it many times over the years, but not in the last six months.

It is an easy one, almost like an ‘all in one’ cake mixture. I no longer need to look at the recipe to check the items needed.  When on my own I don’t use cream and usually portion the left overs for my freezer.

I was a little distracted as I gathered my ingredients together on this occasion. I chose my oven-wear dish, emptied in the yoghurt, tomato chutney and then it was down to the spoonfuls, dry first…

Three teaspoons of….. wait now… that is the wrong colour! I had a small square stackable storage box in my hand. On the side in my OWN handwriting it said dry mustard. 😯

Three teaspoons of English mustard sitting on top of my chutney and yoghurt when it should have been three teaspoons of curry powder. I scooped off about half of it and added the curry powder. I added the mayonnaise and the dash from ‘the bottle’ was a little heavier than usual.

In for a penny, in for a pound! I gave the mixture a stir, then cut and stirred the chicken into it, put the lid on and stuck it in the oven.

Result?  It was gorgeous!

What was that about the man who never made a mistake?

Some mistakes are an adventure! 😀